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I am a parent of two boys who are 5 years apart, they get along well and play as well as kids can with that age gap. They are half-Chinese and are growing up learning English and Chinese, reading, writing and speaking for both languages. What I want to get out of this site are more ideas on raising my boys, giving them more opportunities for learning and growth as well as more ideas on how to educate them and get them to try new things.


Nov
9
answered How to remove brown stains from colored underwear?
Nov
9
comment How do you convince your son to poop in the toilet?
I with you, I fear this sometimes...
Nov
9
comment How do you convince your son to poop in the toilet?
This would not work in my house, my wife is very anti-reading in the bathroom. I am not sure if it's an Asian or Taiwan or family thing but she yells at me if I bring something to read in there. Even pointing out in the bookstore the numerous bathroom readers hasn't worked.
Nov
8
answered How to respond when your kid is being ridiculed by another kid when the other kid's parent(s) are present?
Nov
8
answered How can we keep my niece's hair out of her eyes?
Nov
7
comment How do I get an easily distracted 5 year old to eat more?
Hungry kids eat more and eat their meal, at least in my experience, you can give better and more rounded nutrition in a meal than in a snack.
Nov
2
comment How do I get an easily distracted 5 year old to eat more?
Yes, no more meal and snack or not depends on time and activity. Generally he gets nothing more until the next meal, although we do give him drinks (like Yogurt Smoothies or Sidekicks) so he doesn't miss nutrition. The goal is to get him to recognize what mealtime is and is not.
Nov
2
answered How do I get an easily distracted 5 year old to eat more?
Nov
2
comment How can we improve a trilingual toddler's basic language development?
My own experience says no, all the multilingual kids I have seen speak later than single language kids I know.
Nov
2
answered When is it too old to go Trick or Treating?
Nov
1
comment How Should I React to an Indecisive Toddler?
Very true, I have yet to see a decisive toddler, I worry more about behavior overall rather than moods and choices I know he will grow out of.
Oct
27
comment What's the best way to extract baby snot?
My youngest didn't mind it at first, since he knew it made him feel better and was quiet when we used it. Now he is in a cranky phase and anything you get near to use it you can't hold him still.
Oct
27
answered Should I be concerned that my 10 month old toddler still doesn't know how to pronouce words but just says “er…er…er…” instead?
Oct
26
comment How do I teach my child to express his frustration?
True, but I've seen that happen regardless. Sometimes just for fun in playing on the sofa
Oct
26
answered Are Ballet or Swimming lessons more suitable for our girl?
Oct
26
comment How do I teach my child to express his frustration?
+1, Agreed. When kids are younger and do this they really can't get significant force to do harm, my 1.5 year old still does it on occasion but can't really hurt himself yet.
Oct
22
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Oct
20
answered Should I be concerned that my two-year-old doesn't interact with kids his age?
Oct
14
comment How should a parent react when their child comes out of the closet to them?
Well if you love your child I would think you'd support them, although I understand people's personal belief's don't always support this choice.
Oct
11
answered At what age can/should a child be able to clean themselves after bowel movements?